It’s getting harder to keep the body count below 1

June 3rd, 2015, 10:43 AM by Goddess

New rule.

Either learn something if it kills you.

Or else I get to kill you.



Sunshine on a cloudy, rainy-season-in-Florida day

June 3rd, 2015, 7:45 AM by Goddess

In case you haven’t noticed my recent “I’m going to be positive if it kills me” theme, here’s another.

I used to have this pre-market project. I’ve always had pre-market projects, no matter where I’ve gone. You generally make the junior person on the team do them. I mean, that’s how I got my first one.

But alas, when you want it right AND you want it Wednesday (and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday), you just add it to your list.

Besides, when it comes to who you can count on, ding! ding! ding! I’m your girl.

Anyway that project went away (and a temporary Sunday one popped up in its place. Which, I pick weekdays any day) and I’ve still been on the early shift. Just because.

But with the neighbors going nuts all night, and then the one night of them being quiet I was awake in FEAR of when they would start, I’ve been coming in about 20 minutes later than usual.

And it’s been glorious.

Glorious, I tell you.

So, there. Something else positive from me.

Any more miracles and all I’ll have to do is die to achieve my sainthood.



Just, thanks

May 29th, 2015, 7:46 AM by Goddess

I’ve been making a lot of posts lately and pulling them down minutes later. I think as long as I get to “scream” for a second, I’m fine.

But I do want to take a minute to thank the universe for some divine timing and help.

My best writer left the company. I was able to call the second-best writer I know in the entire field, and hire him to succeed my guy.

The stars aligned. The boss liked my pick. The new guy has assimilated quickly, and we had transition time between the two guys to truly pass the baton.

And both happen to think I am awesome. Which bodes well for asking them to grant wishes on command. They do so with a smile!

So, I just want to take a few moments to be grateful. That’s all. Thank you, Universe. You really had my back on this one.



Crickets

May 8th, 2015, 6:21 AM by Goddess

Since I was up all night with a vein throbbing in my head anyway, I did some thinking.

I was wondering whether the people we perceive as dumb (because of so many reasons) might be the smart ones.

I mean, you give someone a project that should take no more than 10 minutes. Eight days later, they are somehow still working on it.

Not that they reach out to you to ask questions or give you a progress update. And not that they have anything else going on. (At least when I’m late with a project, you can see the other 12 that got pushed in front of it.)

But they are off the radar when big things happen. They don’t lose sleep.

They don’t have an ache in their head and their heart because they tried their best and still it was a mess.

Their souls aren’t in a pool under their shoes that you killed yourself and still nobody’s really happy.

Hell, I’d wager they have no idea what’s going on right in front of them. And they are happy in their ignorance.

But their butts aren’t on the line, either. It’s the people out there trying who live in the hot seat. The mushrooms will keep their jobs forever, probably. Those who try to do right — but have to do so publicly — are the ones with the most to lose. And often do.

Of course, I’d rather be out there trying and pouring my heart into it. Even if it falls to pieces. That’s because I’ve been there when everything went wonderfully and everyone knew who I was and just what I could do.

It’ll all be OK. I need someone to tell me that. Someone I might believe when they said it.

*crickets*



My salt mines require tequila and a lime

April 16th, 2015, 7:36 PM by Goddess

Two more assignments rolled in at stupid o’ clock.

Taking a “Scandal” break. Because, needed. 

A fellow editor type was just musing that, as an industry, we financially reward the salespeople who basically tell tall tales to make a sale. 

Then we punish the people financially who can’t make the fantasy a reality. 

Then we lose the good people and hire lesser labor. In talent and maybe price. 

And the stress falls on the internal people like us who have to maintain appearances. 

Everybody have a good night. You know where I’ll be. Hold the tequila and lime.